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Actor vs. Role

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Actornoun

A person who performs in a theatrical play or film.

Rolenoun

A character or part played by a performer or actor.

‘My neighbor was the lead role in last year's village play.’; ‘Her dream was to get a role in a Hollywood movie, no matter how small.’;

Actornoun

One who acts; a doer.

Rolenoun

The expected behaviour of an individual in a society.

‘The role of women has changed significantly in the last century.’;

Actornoun

One who takes part in a situation.

Rolenoun

The function or position of something.

‘Local volunteers played an important role in cleaning the beach after the oil spill.’; ‘What rôle does the wax in your earhole fulfill?’;

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Actornoun

(legal) An advocate or proctor in civil courts or causes.

Rolenoun

Designation that denotes an associated set of responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and attitudes

‘The project manager role is responsible for ensuring that everyone on the team knows and executes his or her assigned tasks.’;

Actornoun

(legal) One who institutes a suit; plaintiff or complainant.

Rolenoun

(grammar): The function of a word in a phrase.

Actornoun

(policy debate) One who enacts a certain policy action.

Rolenoun

A part, or character, performed by an actor in a drama; hence, a part of function taken or assumed by any one; as, he has now taken the rôle of philanthropist.

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Actornoun

(software engineering) The entity that performs a role (in use case analysis).

Rolenoun

the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group;

‘the function of a teacher’; ‘the government must do its part’; ‘play its role’;

Actornoun

One who acts, or takes part in any affair; a doer.

Rolenoun

an actor's portrayal of someone in a play;

‘she played the part of Desdemona’;

Actornoun

A theatrical performer; a stageplayer.

‘After a well graced actor leaves the stage.’;

Rolenoun

what something is used for;

‘the function of an auger is to bore holes’; ‘ballet is beautiful but what use is it?’;

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Actornoun

An advocate or proctor in civil courts or causes.

Rolenoun

normal or customary activity of a person in a particular social setting;

‘what is your role on the team?’;

Actornoun

a theatrical performer

Role

A role (also rôle or social role) is a set of connected behaviors, rights, obligations, beliefs, and norms as conceptualized by people in a social situation. It is an expected or free or continuously changing behavior and may have a given individual social status or social position.

Actornoun

a person who acts and gets things done;

‘he's a principal actor in this affair’; ‘when you want something done get a doer’; ‘he's a miracle worker’;

Actor

An actor is a person who portrays a character in a performance (also actress; see below). The actor performs in the traditional medium of the theatre or in modern media such as film, radio, and television.

‘in the flesh’;

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